Friday, May 8, 2009

Day Three of the WAC Softball Tournament

The top seeded Fresno State Bulldogs advanced to the championship game after defeating the Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters 5-0. The Lady Techsters will play the winner of the Hawaii / Nevada game this evening at 7 p.m.

The Lady Techsters have been unable to score as we head into the top of the seventh inning.

The pitching change seems to have helped as the Bulldogs have two outs with the bases loaded.

The Bulldogs have the bases loaded and zero outs....the Lady Techsters just replaced their pitcher....

The Bulldogs have five runs on ten hits and have committed no errors. The Lady Techsters have zero runs, two hits and zero errors.

We just learned the story behind the Bulldogs playing Sweet Caroline. Apparently they used to play Cotton Eyed Joe and an unnamed fan would get up and dance...the fan requested that a new song be played in place...the Fresno State announcer "Worm" stole the idea from the movie Fever Pitch...thus Sweet Caroline is now a tradition at Bulldog Stadium

That is five strikeouts in a row....

Melloh is now #1 and #2 in the WAC record books for strikeouts in a season.

The fans are ALL singing along to Neil Diamond's Sweet Caroline

Morgan Melloh just had her 400th strikeout of the season, tying her for third on the WAC leader board for strikeouts in a season.

The Bulldogs just scored another run increasing their lead to 4-0

We just had our third double of the inning by the Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs have two doubles in a row and now lead 2-0.

Looks like some more fans have made their way into the stadium....we're guessing the attendance is up to 750

We are now in the top of the fourth inning and the Bulldogs are up 1-0 and up to bat....they start the inning out with a double.

The inning ends with only three batters....

The Bulldogs were unable to score a run. Fresno State has one run on three hits with no errors. The Lady Techsters have zero runs, two hits and have committed zero errors.

In the top of the third inning the Bulldogs have runners on first and second with two outs on the board.

We have a few umbrellas up smart...the sun is just beating down out here!

The crowd is filled with straw hats...I don't think I have ever seen this many straw hats in one location.

The Lady Techsters had one hit but were unable to produce any runs....the Bulldogs are up to bat and are already on base.

The crowd is extremely loud at today's game and are into every play.

The Bulldogs are on the board in the top of the first inning. A run was scored on a single that was hit into shallow right field.

The Lady Techsters are the home team in today's contest and are on the field first.

We have a decent size crowd....we are estimating between 200 and 250 in attendance...not bad for a Friday afternoon....

The crowd is predominantly in red with a few sprinkles of blue....During BP and infield the FS athletic department provided the fans and student athletes with some stellar music selections.

It's a lovely day at Bulldog Diamond...the sun is shining (shocking) and we have a view of Yosemite from the Press Box. It's a warm 82 degrees in Fresno.

We are back for the third day of the WAC Softball Tournament. The first game of today's three game stint features our host and top seeded Fresno State Bulldogs and the the fourth seeded and WAC Tournament defending champs the Lady Techesters.

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